Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Mumbai Indians in the final Cricket Match game of the IPL group stages. It will be must win a game for the team from Hyderabad to qualify for playoffs. On the other hand, their opponents are through to the knockout stages of the competition.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are ranked at the fifth position in the points table. They won six games and lost seven games this season. After their big win against Royal Challengers Bangalore, they jumped to the fourth position in the points table but KKR displaced them. They can reach to a maximum of 14 points in the points table if they win this game against Mumbai Indians. It can help them qualify for the playoffs if their net run rate is better than other teams who have 14 points.
Indian wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha played well in the last two games. One down batsman Manish Pandey played some impact knocks in this season of IPL. Kiwi batsman Kane Williamson didn’t score many runs in last few games. Caribbean all-rounder Jason Holder bagged eight wickets from four IPL matches this season. Allrounder Rashid Khan took 18 wickets to form 13 matches in IPL 2020. Sunrisers Hyderabad needs to win this game qualify for playoffs. So they will try their best to win this game.
Mumbai Indians are one the most dominant team in IPL history. From the past few days, they are dominant over other teams even if their skipper Rohit Sharma missed four games due to an injury of Hamstring.
In the absence of Sharma, the Caribbean allrounder Keiron Pollard is leading the team for the last four games. They are table-toppers in IPL 2020 with 18 points. They are already qualified for IPL 2020 playoffs and will play the first qualifier. So this game against Sunrisers Hyderabad has no importance for Mumbai Indians. So they can check their bench strength in this game. Their spearhead of bowling attack Jasprit Bumrah is the Purple Cap holder. Team management can rest him in this game. Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah took three wickets each in the last game. Indian opener Ishan Kishan scored 72 runs off just 47 balls in the same game. They will try to win this match to keep winning momentum as they are going to play a qualifier game in a few days.
These two teams played against each other nine times in last five years. The Sunrisers Hyderabad have won five of them however Mumbai Indians won remaining four games.
Mumbai Indians are more likely to win in this match even if they can rest some of their key players.
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Date and Time:
Tuesday, Nov 03, 2020, 7.30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
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